General anesthesia is the term for anesthesia that puts a patient completely to sleep during a medical procedure. The general anesthesia can be applied in a variety of ways, including injection, gas inhalation or through IV, depending on the circumstances. Aside from keeping the patient unconscious, the sedation also acts as an amnesiac, causing the patient to forget the events immediately before and after the procedure. General anesthesia is very safe under trained supervision, but you should notify us of any medications the child is taking in addition to any food or drug allergies the child may have. We will provide you with a comprehensive set of instructions to follow before, during and after the procedure with general anesthesia.
When general anesthesia is needed, we employ the specialized training and vast experience of Alex Targ, M.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist.